Worcester Shrub Hill

Shrub Hill Station by Chris Allen CCL

Worcester Shrub Hill station serves the city of Worcester in the Worcester district of Worcestershire.

Built around the crossing of the River Severn, there have been settlements on the site since the Bronze Age. Medieval Worcester Cathedral houses royal tombs, a crypt and cloisters, whilst The Commandery museum traces this building’s evolution from the Middle Ages through England’s Civil War to the 1950s. The timber-framed Tudor House Museum focuses on life in Tudor and 17th-century Worcester, with displays on traditional brewing and weaving.

The station is staffed and is situated on the Cotswold Line between London and Hereford. The station was opened in 1850, being the original station for the City. The present Georgian-style station was built in 1865 to a design by Edward Wilson. It features a Grade II* listed waiting room which was built in 1880 from cast iron and faced with majolica ceramic tiles.

The current operator is WMR who run services between Hereford and Great Malvern to the West Midlands through the station, augmented by GWR’s Hereford – London and Great Malvern to Gloucester services.

The Cotswold Line Railcard can be bought at this station.

Level access is available to Platform 1 but currently there is no step-free access to Platform 2. An accessible toilet is available on Platform 1.

Community Rail Activity

WMR is allowing existing station adoption groups to return to work at WMR stations, and is encouraging new groups to be formed once more. For further information please contact friends@wmtrains.co.uk

There is no formal Community Rail activity at the station though the Cotswold Line Promotion Group promotes the services through it.

Network Rail is active in preserving the historic features of the station, restoring the Grade II* waiting room in 2015, and currently working on the Mail Bridge using Access for All funding.

The StitchTrain GWR IET can be seen here

Why not join us?

If you would like to be involved with your local station, then do get in touch below.
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Rail User Group

Cotswold Line Promotion Group (member of the CRP Steering Group).

Colin Major is the representative for the station on the CRP Steering Group.

Victorian waiting room on Platform 2B, recently restored

Victorian waiting room on Platform 2B, recently restored

Other Stations on this Line

Worcester Shrub Hill Station on Wikipedia

Stations as Places prospectus

Transport links


First Worcestershire 38 Worcester – Royal Hospital

Johnson’s Excelbus 150A Worcester – Birmingham

Businesses local to the station (a selection all serving food)

Café Loco – Platform 1

Sandwich Xpress – Shrub Hill Road

There are many more businesses in the Shrub Hill Retail Park and in the city.

The visitor website for Worcester can be found here: www.visitworcester.co.uk

Tourist destinations within reach of the station

Greyfriar’s House and Garden

Tudor House

The Commandery – Civil War HQ

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Worcester Cathedral

Museum of Royal Worcester

The Guildhall

Worcester Racecourse

Worcestershire County Cricket Ground

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